CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – With this year’s legislative session in full swing now, Governor Kim Reynolds laid out successes of the past year and her priorities for 2020, with one of the main focuses being introducing the Invest in Iowa Act.

Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks on various issues around her agenda for the coming year on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020 (Taylor Holt/KCRG)

The proposed legislation would raise the state sales tax by a penny to fund projects and programs like mental health services and water quality. She also said she’s looking forward to working with lawmakers to invest in K-12 education funding and school security.

Reynolds announced plans for a new school security state bureau in an effort to avoid school

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